I had the news today that my good friend John Acock, Bonnie to his friends, has passed away. He had been ill for a short time, the speed of it has shocked us all.

John was a fellow recording engineer and producer. We came from the same mould, though he was based in London and so made more of a name for himself than I did in the Midlands. Most recently, I did a few sessions with him at Yellow Shark in Cheltenham, he still had that certain touch with the desk, and his mic choices were always interesting to me. I was happy to be his gofa…I’ll miss him.

“John, it was an honour to know and work with you, you truly were one of nature’s gentlemen, and a talented engineer and friend. Goodbye for now, until we meet again in The Lord’s presence. Col.”